ERIC Number: ED426609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Distance Education Technology: Foreign Language Instruction in Wisconsin.
Kuntz, Patricia S.
A discussion of distance-delivered foreign language instruction in Wisconsin focuses on the selection of appropriate technology for instructional delivery and on the design of distance instruction. Issues relating to both secondary and postsecondary instruction are examined. The first section examines some of the considerations in selecting technology and instructional materials for language instruction, then outlines the various technologies used for distance learning. These include print, one-way audio, electronic writing, audio-conferencing, and video-audio conferencing. The second section looks at aspects of course design, including needs assessment and task/content analysis, the design and development process, and concerns in implementation (logistics, learner support, evaluation). Appended materials include a list of Higher Education Act Title VI language/area centers in Wisconsin, related professional papers and presentations, members of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages distance learning special interest group, statewide membership of the cooperative language program, professional language organizations and language programs, a distance education survey form, site coordination checklist, and an instructional design timetable. (Contains 30 references.) (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Computer Networks, Curriculum Design, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Media Selection, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin